MARCH EVENTS
Calendar Listing of Oregon and SW Washington
(Updated Regularly)

Winter Blues Festival
Saturday, March 10

Now in its 7th year, the Winter Music Festival brings a danceable mix of music acts that showcases the region’s best talent and attracts audiences from out of state, while giving back to charity.  Every year the Festival offers some of the best acts that you would usually see on big festival stages across the country, including such artists as Curtis Salgado, Rae Gordon, Lloyd Jones, Bill Rhoades, Cee Cee James, CD Wodbury and Jim Gustin & Truth Jones from California.  This year will be no exception with award winning acts cultivated from the region on two stages: Gabriel Cox, Timothy James & The Portland Revival, Youth Music Project, Johnny Wheels & The Swamp Donkeys, Suburban Slim, Thunder Brothers, and Kris Deelane & The Hurt.  The venue also offers a large dance floor, a full service bar and food menu, limited on-site parking and is across the street from the MAX Orange line.  It will be held on Saturday, March 10.  The musical fun begins at 3 p.m. (doors open at 2:30 p.m.) with raffle and silent auction items to help with the charities at the Elks Lodge #142: 13121 SE. McLoughlin Blvd. in Miwaukie.  Must be 10 or older to attend.  The Winter Blues Festival benefits the Oregon Food Bank & Youth Music Project.  Please bring 6 cans of food to the door.  For more information, visit www.winterbluesfest.net.




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